John Steinbeck + The Jack Rose
There’s so very, very much to love about Steinbeck. The mere addition of his affinity for all things simple and good (like whiskey + variants of) is not just another reason to adore his wit, but a completely whole reason unto itself.
Enjoy this literary wonder and his surprising drink of choice.
Full disclosure: Lindsey’s favorite Steinbeck novel is East of Eden. Katie’s favorite is Of Mice and Men. How could they not be?
The Jack Rose
1½ oz Applejack
Juice of half a Lime
½ oz Grenadine
Shake fast and furiously with much cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
And then read this letter from Steinbeck to his son: